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FINAT’s European Label Forum 2017 in Berlin: addressing challenges of change in an era of transformation

Having just returned from the 2017 edition of FINAT’s European Label Forum in Berlin, I share with you some thoughts which I already wrote down in my editorial of the association’s Yearbook that has just been released. The thoughts and ideas that were shared, the conversations that took place and the (new) friendships that were built only confirm the role of our association as platform linking the label community on its way to future business success! Thanks to all of you who were there who made this an event to remember.

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New directions, new destinations: FINAT European Label Forum takes to the road

Labelling and packaging today are a concourse for continuous movement at all levels – in terms of markets, technologies, formats, legislation, brand owner requirements, and environmental sustainability. At this year’s European Label Forum in Berlin, taking place 7-9 June, and organised by the international label industry association FINAT, management across the value chain will come together to review and debate the past year’s developments and track the pathway for the future, in a strong, strategic business context. The new business focus for the label industry’s annual ‘get together’, successfully launched in 2015, now makes it a ‘must attend’ event for participants at all levels of the label value chain.

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FINAT ELF Scenarios Project De Ruijter

Today, the FINAT secretariat welcomed 30 students of the the Willem de Kooning Academy, the Amsterdam based design academy, to present their illustrations for the 4 business scenarios facing babyboomer Enrico’s FinatCo GmbH. The 4 scenarios (‘European Fragmentation’, ‘Business Consolidation’, ‘Technology Disruption’ and ‘Employee Scarcity’, will be presented, discussed, and debated by scenario planning expert Paul de Ruijter and his team at the European Label Forum 2017 in Berlin, on 8&9 June. Only 3 weeks to go, make sure not to miss this unique opportunity to meet and network with your peers across Europe!!

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Don’t miss keynote speaker Joschka Fischer at the FINAT European Label Forum 2017

Announced as keynote speaker at this year’s FINAT European Label Forum is Joschka Fischer – ex-German Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor, one of the founding fathers of Germany’s Green Party, and one of the most highly-respected statesmen of the past decades. Currently on the Board of Trustees of the International Crisis Group and the Executive Board of the European Council on Foreign Relations, he is also a leading consultant in management strategy, based in Berlin. His name is today synonymous with reasoned and hard-hitting appraisal of the political and business landscape in Europe and beyond, and he will be addressing leaders in the label industry at this year’s ‘ELF’ in Berlin, 7-9 June, organised by the international label industry association, FINAT. ‘Much anticipation’

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